"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up." ~Picasso
Simon and I did some watercolor resist for one of our alphabet art things this morning. After it was done, he was completely fascinated that the paint didn’t stick to the waxy crayon area. I asked him if he wanted to do some more, and he was all for it.
Crayon resist art is easy, and lends itself to process art. I decided to post about it in all its simplicity since I wrote that post about process art last week.
All you need is a set of watercolor paints (we used Prang for this project), a paintbrush, a jar of water, paper, and crayons.
Draw on the paper with crayon. White is especially nice because you will get a "surprise" or "trick" (as Simon would say) when you start painting.
Then you just watercolor all over the crayon. The effect is really need and super satisfying for a preschooler. Simon loves contrast, and it produces that quickly and easily.
I recommend that you sit and paint, too. You won’t regret slowing down for 30 minutes to share a few messy art moments. You might even have a few laughs like we did when I dipped my paintbrush in my coffee instead of the water jar.